Your Acer laptop is not immune to problems. The keyboard itself can get quite a workout, causing the keys or space bar to malfunction. They can either become stiff, not work when pushed or even fall off. You can fix individual keys without having to replace the entire keyboard. All keys are held in place with two pieces of plastic known as key retainers. If you loose one of these pieces or they break, you can purchase replacement parts at any computer or electronics store. Before you do anything, make sure the computer is turned off before you try to fix any keys or buttons on the Acer laptop.
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Things you need
- Small flathead screwdriver
Loosen the key with a flathead screwdriver. Place the end of the screwdriver underneath the key and pull up gently.
Remove the key with a pair of tweezers. Make sure you leave the white key retainer pieces in place. If the retainer pieces come loose with the key, put them back in place with the tweezers. Line up the holes on the each clip piece with the four raised points inside the keyboard holes. Apply enough pressure until both retainer pieces snap or lock into place.
Snap the key back onto the retainer by applying pressure with your finger.
Insert the edge of a small flathead screwdriver underneath the space bar key and pull up gently until the plastic button comes loose.
Remove the metal retainer piece on the back of the space bar button. Insert the end of a flathead screwdriver underneath metal piece and pull up to free the piece.
Hold the metal piece with a pair of tweezers and insert the metal ends into the plastic bracket holes in the space bar space.
Snap the space bar key back in place with your fingers, being sure to apply enough pressure until the key snaps back in place.
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